Trump says he received letter from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON, June 12 (NNN-KYODO) -U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he has received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a time when negotiations over the denuclearization of that country remain stalled.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he received a “beautiful” and “very warm” letter from Kim, but did not elaborate further on when the letter was received or other details.

Trump has not ruled out a third summit with the North Korean leader.

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A second summit, held in February in Hanoi, ended without an agreement due to a gap over the scope of North Korea’s denuclearization and sanctions relief from the United States.

Earlier Tuesday, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said a third U.S.-North Korea summit is “entirely possible,” and that Kim “holds the key.”

Bolton told an event in Washington that Trump has held the door open for dialogue with Kim, and that “all they have to do is give up the pursuit of nuclear weapons.”

“We’re ready when they are,” Bolton said. “So it’s anytime that they want to schedule it.”

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